Team In Focus
Year 4 Gold
Round 3 clash AMPJFC v Bullcreek Leeming at Gairloch
The Year 4 Gold round 3 clash saw us play a strong Bullcreek Leeming side at home in good conditions.
Our team has been working hard on fast ball movement and being the loudest team on the ground, which we built on during the game.
We got off to a slow start with the Sharks kicking 3 unanswered goals during the first quarter, but we rallied with huge defensive pressure to outplay our opponents for the remaining three quarters in a low-scoring affair – and finally break free with 3 goals of our own in the last quarter.
Our future AFLW star Nilasha helped lead our comeback with dozens of tackles and contested ball efforts, ably supported by Luke, Max, Neel and Levi. Sam, Timur, Buda, Pato, Hoppy, Tate, Kados, Wongy and Batesy all chipped in with some hard-running and link-up plays to create space for teammates, whilst Luca and Toby provided strong marking options. Kaelen got busy late in the game, with Jacko bullocking through a pack to get the last goal of the game.
The opposing coach remarked at the end of the game he had never come up against such a strong tackling side – something that catches most our opponents by surprise given we are typically outsized each week. All in all it was another great example of Hawks footy from a team with a lot of heart.
Coach Chris Bates